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Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Esk Sunset’

Eskimo Sunset Sycamore

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & June
  • Height11m to 25m
  • Spread25m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitUpright round
  • Flower ColourYellow green
  • Leaf ColourPale pink, white, dark purple, dark green, apricot

Description

Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Esk Sunset’ (Eskimo Sunset Sycamore). The foliage of this tree emerges in apricot colours, then turns dark green with splashes of pale pink and white, and deep purple undersides in the summer.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

Europe and S. W. Asia

Interest and use

Grown mainly for its foliage.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

This species of maple can be grown in areas near the coast.

Propagation

By seed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf eating caterpillars or aphids sometimes infest plants. Also prone to scale insects, tar spot, Verticillium wilt, leaf scorch and honey fungus.

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